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Albert Haynesworth vs. the Washington Redskins

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 11:  Albert Haynesworth #92 of Washington Redskins watches a drop of sweat as he waits on the bench against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 11, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Mike PendletonCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2010

Does Albert Haynesworth understand what he's doing?

Haynesworth, the disgruntled (for no reason) defensive tackle on the Washington Redskins continues to make himself look bad.

Instead of sending a message saying that he wants out, which he did early in the offseason, Haynesworth claims to have lost 30-40 pounds.

But today, July 29, 2010, Haynesworth was not allowed to practice with the team at their training camp because he failed their conditioning test.

According to Foxsports.com 's Jay Glazer, Haynesworth was suppose to run two 300 yard shuttle runs, which is the equivalent of twelve 50 yard sprints. During the workouts, Haynesworth began to walk.

So, the question is: do you want to play football? Do you want to win?

The Washington Redskins must be wishing that Haynesworth would grow up and say yes to these questions.

The Redskins are bringing in all the help they can get to create a winning team, with Donovan McNabb at quarterback, along with Willie Parker and Larry Johnson as backup running backs. Chris Cooley will be back from ankle surgery last year, making Washington's offense threatening. 

The new coach, Mike Shanahan, said Haynesworth would not be practicing with the team. Instead, he will be doing sideline workouts until he passes the conditioning test, and when Haynesworth returns he will begin practicing with the backups.

So there it is, Albert. You're going to begin with the backups. Maybe your attitude has something to do with it?

Try not walking during workouts for a team that you said you didn't want to play for. Try creating a better image for yourself so that if Washington does let you go, you become attractive for other teams.

Until that happens, Haynesworth is just another diva in the NFL show. A very big diva, I might add. 

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